The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has said that political jobbers within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were the sponsors of protest against tbe Chief of Staff to the President Abba Kyari.
Some members of the APC had on Monday staged a protest in Abuja, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to take charge and sack some persons working with him, Kyari inclusive.
But condemning the protest in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, National Chairman of ACPN, Alhaji Ganiyu O. Galadima, said the people that were calling for the head of the Chief of Staff to the President are Nigerians who does not mean well for the President.
“I have observed with keen interest the sustained campaign against the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari. This was followed with a protest on Monday, 24th of June in Abuja. I then wondered what the sponsors of the campaign wanted to achieve by getting Abba Kyari out of the Villa.
“From my observations, any campaign against the Chief of Staff to the President, is a campaign against the President who appointed him and also found the services he was rendering to him useful and impacting positively on the Nation.
“The chemistry of the Chief of Staff to the President also aligned with the President which allowed for a good working relationship, trust and mutual respect between the President and his bossom friend. The quality of advise, commitment, selflessness and patriotism of Alh Abba Kyari are some of the qualities that endeared him to the President besides loyalty and friendship.
“The people that are calling for the head of the Chief of Staff to the President are Nigerians who does not mean well for the President. The motive behind the campaign of calumny is to strip the President of the protection, loyalty and genuine service of Abba Kyari and become vulnerable to the antics of some unpatriotic Nigerians who does not wish the President well in governance.
“It is the responsibility of the President to appoint his personal Staffs, the Chief of Staff inclusive. I implored political jobbers and Hawks in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) to let Abba Kyari be as we appreciate his sacrifices to the nation,” Galadima stated.